The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has launched a bursary scheme which will give financially disadvantaged people the chance to study for an AAT accounting or bookkeeping qualification without needing to pay the costs.

The scheme is open to any UK resident aged 16 or over who is able to demonstrate that they are in genuine financial need. The deadline to apply for the bursary is 10 April 2020

AAT head of professional standards Adam Williamson said: “At a particularly challenging time for the UK, the AAT Bursary provides a fantastic opportunity to change the lives of individuals who need financial support.

“AAT qualifications are globally recognised and give thousands of people the chance to start an exciting career in finance. We believe this new scheme will add to our success stories."